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Trading Places

Drama . Comedy

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis , Dan Aykroyd , Eddie Murphy , Robert Earl Jones , Frank Oz , Kristin Holby , Paul Gleason , Don Ameche , Ralph Bellamy , Denholm Elliott , Richard D. Fisher Jr. , Maurice Woods
Directors: John Landis
Country: USA
Release: 1983-06-08
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  • Roger Ebert

    But what's most visible in the movie is the engaging acting. Murphy and Aykroyd are perfect foils for each other.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Staff (Not Credited)

    Saturday Night Live activist Murphy, capitalising on the promise he showed in "48 Hrs.," steals the show as the quick-witted Billy Ray Valentine in what is certainly more mainstream fare than the earlier SNL staffed capers.

    Empire Full Review
  • Richard Schickel

    [Murphy] makes Trading Places something more than a good-hearted comedy. He turns it into an event.

    Time Full Review
  • Staff (Not Credited)

    Trading Places is a light romp geared up by the schtick shifted by Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.

    Variety Full Review
  • Ethan Alter

    Although it tends to rely heavily on slapstick in the second half, the movie provides plenty of laughs and is one of director Landis's best efforts.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • David Sterritt

    Directed by John Landis with a surprising amount of class, though he lets some of his old ''Animal House'' vulgarity slip ostentatiously into the action.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Dave Kehr

    Director John Landis is so deficient in basic storytelling skills that he must spend hours explicating the most elementary plot points while and Murphy are sidelined.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Jay Carr

    It's easily the best of the movies I've seen by the various "Saturday Night Live" alumni, and part of the reason it's funny and satisfying is that it doesn't strain. [09 Jun 1983]

    Boston Globe Full Review
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